john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,975 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2241. Spice Of Life 6/14/2014
2242. This Body 7/2/2014
2243. Modern Art Versus Realist Art Haiku 7/6/2014
2244. World Famous Painting Haiku - Henri Matisse's Red Studio 7/6/2014
2245. The Day When We Were One 7/6/2014
2246. Atheist 7/6/2014
2247. Mh370 Humour Haiku 7/8/2014
2248. World Famous Painting Haiku - Manet's Execution Of Maximilian 7/12/2014
2249. World Famous Painting Haiku - Manet's A Bar At The Folies-Bergère 1882 7/12/2014
2250. Lanes 7/13/2014
2251. Tribute Haiku - Nadine Gordimer 7/15/2014
2252. Haiku Inspired By Teoh Beng Hock 7/20/2014
2253. Haiku Inspired By Altantuya 7/21/2014
2254. Visit Malaysia Year Poem - Kuala Nerang, Kedah 8/2/2014
2255. Prize Winning Haiku - Chip By Chip New Chick Cracks Open The World 8/7/2014
2256. A Plaque 8/12/2014
2257. Ode To The Morning Glory 8/14/2014
2258. World Famous Painting Haiku - -Rousseau's Vision After The Sermon 8/16/2014
2259. How Many Ways Are There To See The World 8/16/2014
2260. Who Is The Greatest Poet In The World? 8/16/2014
2261. World Famous Painting Haiku - Van Gogh's The Potato Eaters 8/17/2014
2262. Van Gogh's Facebook 8/17/2014
2263. I Dreamt I Went To The Heavens 8/17/2014
2264. Births 8/18/2014
2265. Geometry 8/26/2014
2266. A Smile To Remember A Haiku 8/28/2014
2267. Chinese Characters 10/8/2014
2268. Poetry 10/10/2014
2269. Festival Haiku - Deepavali 10/21/2014
2270. First Encounter - Khairy Jamaluddin 10/21/2014
2271. Mh370 A Haiku 11/13/2014
2272. First Encounter - Italian Trumpet Maestro Mauro Maur 11/13/2014
2273. First Encounter - Sharifah Amani 11/13/2014
2274. Eat My Foot 11/25/2014
2275. First Encounter - Siew Yong Gnanalingam 12/1/2014
2276. Lost Love 12/13/2014
2277. Dust Unto Dust 12/13/2014
2278. First Encounter - Marina Chin 12/14/2014
2279. Travel India Haiku - The Story Behind The Taj Mahal 9/24/2014
2280. Travel China Haiku - Chengdu Spices 10/2/2014

Comments about john tiong chunghoo

  • Mo. (6/2/2007 1:30:00 PM)

    ''Keep On! ! ''

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  • Stewart Mckenzie (5/3/2005 6:59:00 PM)

    Not rubbish - modern physics, see for example 'The Elegant Universe' by Brian Greene. The time of a traveler moving at the speed of light relative to you is stopped according to your watch, just as your time is to the traveler. This is Einstein's special theory of relativity. Photons are sub-atomic “entities” that convey light. They have the extraordinary property of always traveling at the same speed no matter where they are coming from, from where they are observed, or how fast, or in what direction the observer is traveling. Since light travels at the speed of light relative to anything, everything, there is no time in the realm of light (also it is by no means clear that light is bound by the laws of space, see the new work on entangled photons that appear to communicate instantaneously no matter how far apart) . Strange but true. The eight odd seconds that light takes to reach you from the sun is your time, not light's. As a poet I recommend that you read the new cosmology, it is very strange but very beautiful.

  • Stewart Mckenzie (3/28/2005 2:29:00 PM)

    A Buddhist monk was once asked if art could be a path to enlightenment. He answered that it was a good way to start but the danger was that one became attached to one's creations.

    I send you to renderings of D. T. Suzuki's translations of Kaku-an's poems for the first and eighth oxherding pictures.

    Searching For The Ox (first oxherding picture)
    Kaku-an Shi-en
    Sung Dynasty China ca.1300 AD

    Alone in the wild
    Lost in the forest
    The boy searches searches
    The flooding streams
    The distant mountains
    The endless path
    Exhausted
    In despair
    Nowhere to go
    At dusk he hears only cicadas
    Buzzing in the maple woods

    From a translation by D. T. Suzuki

    Ox and Man Vanish (eighth oxherding picture)
    Kaku-an Shi-en
    Sung Dynasty China ca.1300 AD

    Nothing there
    No whip - no rope - no man - no ox
    Who can tell the size of the sky?
    No snowflakes fall above the fire
    When all this is so
    The ancient Mind appears

    From a translation by D. T. Suzuki

  • Derek Germain (3/23/2005 7:42:00 PM)

    I like the Haiku's. I thought they were supposed to be 5 syllables,7 syllables, and the 5 again....?

Best Poem of john tiong chunghoo

01 And The Moon And The Stars And The World

long walk at night
the breeze freezes my spirit
the moon warms it up
pulling at my poetic soul
the crickets sing their poems to the night
a million other insects contribute their share
to loosen up the night
for lovers, husbands and wives
while a tide of words too
creeps in all directions in my mental sphere
saturates the poetic bar of the intellect
waiting to be strummed into verses
the rhythm swims along with them
as i write out verse by verse
the moon my friend shares its light
the night wind inspires
lovelorn stars wave all the way
a ...

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Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
SOSes
crowding
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
consumed
by darkness

diamonds
returned to bellies
of earth

darkness
builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves

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